Farm Subsidies For The Rich? Farm subsidies are designed to help American farmers in years when crops don't grow or prices are weak. But some wealthy beneficiaries are cashing in, too. Sharyl Attkisson follows the money. From CBS News - November 17, 2007
Republican Defends Big Oil Subsidies Cenk Uygur breaks down a clip of Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) trying to defend American taxpayer subsidies to enormously profitable oil companies like Exxon Mobil.
Corporate fascism; Oil subsidy sideshow; regulation gutting; Medicare (Part 2 of 2) www.tenebroust- http The Stench of Truth (450)part2.mp4 We have power to stop the onslaught of corporate and Wall Street killing the economy and raping the middle class and poor. I just don't have an effective large scale answer. The oil subsidy sideshow is just that a sideshow. Republican or Democrat they serve the same corporate masters. The subsidies remain either way. The high price of gas is because of futures and derivatives trading which Eric Cantor assures business that he and his colleagues will work to keep from regulation. The consumer protection agency is too powerful because as little as it is it will eat into profits and god forbid the people should have any defense from these fraudsters. So it is being gutted too. The Medicare debate has shown overwhelming support for it's retention and strengthening but look for this to be flipped in the coming year and supposedly the people will suddenly change their minds and want to cut it. Bernie Sanders introduces single payer Medicare for all, improved and expanded but it is thrown into dusty hole. Why? Health care reform under Obama is a mandated bailout to insurance companies by requiring you to by their crappy policies. The Paul Ryan budget would do the same to seniors. The real costs of health care are in administration of private health care plans. It is the insurance industry. Get rid of that and you save hundreds of billions of ...
Israel floods settlements with subsidies - 19 Dec 09 Israel has announced a partial moratorium on settlement construction. Yet, at the same time, it has invested in those already established in a bid to solidify their existence. In the Jordan Valley there are 22 settlements viewed as illegal under international law. But, as Al Jazeera's Nicole Johnston reports, they benefit from a system of Israeli funding specifically focused on kick-starting settler economies.
Report München on EU farm subsidies to airlines and cruise s There's much debate about about the rights and wrongs of the farm subsidies that consume a huge amount of the EU budget.We were very intrigued by some unusual cases uncovered by Mike Lingenfelser. But we weren't ready for just how bizarre some of these payments could be. Would you believe that airlines and cruise ships are entitled to farm subsidies? English subtitled version of German TV news report, first broadcast on 25 February 2008. www.br-
Government Corruption and the Corporate Subsidy You Pay It is no surprise that our government's top six figure salaried political appointees typically have very good connections with both our politicians and corporate America; these individuals are called revolving door bureaucrats (RDB's). Congress's lack of meaningful whistleblower legislation and real RDB penalties has, effectively, gutted the checks and balances needed to expose this clandestine corporate subsidy and gross waste of our tax dollars. With a free reign on the federal bureaucracy, these RDB's systematically eliminate the credentialed bureaucrats (in anyway possible) and replace them with more technically deficient managers (and future RDB's). The stage is now set to outsource more and more functions to the private sector while continually dumbing-down the federal bureaucracy manager positions as much as possible to eliminate any and all questions. This cycle of corporate subsidies and taxpayer rip-offs to enrich corporate friends, participating RDB's and corrupt politicians has gone on since the beginning of time, and the establishment of the first government. That practice must end and it must end now by instituting the necessary checks and balances needed to address this "cancer" that has become an acceptable part of our government's operation. The video that you have seen (or are about to see) involves a similar scenario involving a 20-year failed outsourcing effort of our government's accounting and financial software standards to AICPA firms and financial ...
India's oil subsidy dilemma Money Mantra: Sustained high oil prices have pushed up the oil marketing companies' expenditure on oil subsidies. But reducing subsidies particularly on diesel and fuel items will be a political gamble for the government.
Fmr Shell Oil Exec - No Subsidies Needed MSNBC host Cenk Uygur speaks with Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and former Shell Oil president John Hofmeister about Big Oil CEOs trying to defend their government subsidies in a Senate hearing on gas prices.
Farm Subsidies -- Stossel in the Classroom Should your money go toward saving the family farm? Educators are encouraged to visit toorder their own free Stossel In The Classroom DVDs or to watch additional videos streamed live from the site which didn't make the cut to be on the DVD with questions. The DVDs not only include these videos, but also worksheets and activity ideas. (Video taken from Stossel In The Classroom, though this account is unaffiliated with Stossel In The Classroom, ABC, the Center for Independent Thought, and/or John Stossel.)
Book Launch: Agricultural Subsidies in the WTO Green Box Do the World Trade Organizations rules on green box farm subsidies allow both rich and poor countries to achieve important goals such as food security, or do they worsen poverty, distort trade and harm the environment? By bringing together new research and critical thinking, this book examines the relationship between green box subsidies and the achievement of sustainable development goals, and explores options for future reform.
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MSNBC - The Rachel Maddow Show - GOP Defends Big Oil Subsidies (again) 5-5-2011 Maddow reports on the rise in oil prices, the boom in oil company profits and a Democratic proposal to eliminate federal taxpayer subsidies for oil corporations that House Republicans voted down.
AFP's Phil Kerpen Discusses Sugar Subsidies on the Neil Cavuto Show Americans for Prosperity Policy Director Phil Kerpen discusses sugar subsidies on Fox News' Neil Cavuto Show. The segment aired on 8/13/09
The 'Free Rider' Problem with Energy Subsidies - Mark Jaccard Complete video at: fora.tv Mark Jaccard discusses potential problems with subsidizing energy efficiency. He uses a refrigerator subsidy to explain that if "the people who get the $50...were going to buy the more efficient fridge anyway, then we haven't changed the world." ----- An international panel of experts discuss how energy policy is being implemented across the globe. They explore which policies have succeeded and which have failed and describe potential roadmaps to a cleaner, more sustainable world. Speakers include: Kenneth B. Medlock, Energy Fellow, Rice University; Mark K. Jaccard, Professor, Simon Fraser University; Carlo Andrea Bollino, Chairman, GSE SpA; Paul Tempest, CEO and Director, Windsor Energy Group. - International Association for Energy Eonomics Mark Jaccard has been professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, since 1986, interrupted from 1992-97 while he served as Chair and CEO of the British Columbia Utilities Commission. Jaccard's PhD is from the Energy Economics and Policy Institute at the University of Grenoble. Internationally, Mark is known for his work since the 1990s on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Nobel Peace Prize in 2007), the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (currently co-chair of task force for sustainable coal use), and the Global Energy Assessment (convening lead author for sustainable energy policy). He is a member ...
WTO Airbus Boeing - "Subsidies & Competition" - Forerunner Foundation A Forerunner Foundation video summarizes this week's expected ruling by the WTO in the ongoing dispute between Boeing and Airbus.
Agricultural Subsidies: Corporate Welfare for Farmers "The government is bailing out the banks...but who's going to bail out the government?" asks Texas cotton farmer Ken Gallaway, a vocal critic of agricultural subsidies that cost US taxpayers and consumers billions of dollars a year in direct payments and higher prices for farm goods. Agricultural subsidies were put in place in the 1930s during the Great Depression, when 25 percent of Americans lived on farms. At the time, Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace called them "a temporary solution to deal with an emergency." Those programs are still in place today, even though less than 1 percent of Americans currently live on farms that are larger, more efficient, and more productive than ever before. Consider these facts. Ninety percent of all subsidies go to just five crops: corn, rice, cotton, wheat, and soybeans. Two thirds of all farm products—including perishable fruits and vegetables—receive almost no subsidies. And just 10 percent of recipients receive 75 percent of all subsidies. A program intended to be a temporary solution has become one of our governments most glaring examples of corporate welfare. US taxpayers arent the only ones who pay the price. Cotton subsidies, for example, encourage overproduction which lowers the world price of cotton. Thats great for people who buy cotton, but its disastrous for already impoverished cotton farmers in places such as West Africa. US farm programs cost taxpayers billions each year, significantly raise the price of ...
Veronique de Rugy Discusses Food Subsidies on Bloomberg TV According to some US policy makers, there is a global food crisis that can only be solved through massive government subsidies to farmers and other agricultural producers. In her weekly appearance on Bloomberg TV, Reason columnist Veronique de Rugy explains the truth about the so-called food crisis by separating economic fact from economic myth. Myth 1: Because of the financial meltdown, and its repercussions on aid, the scale of hunger that we see now is unprecedented; more people face starvation related to disasters than ever before. Fact 1: In fact, while unacceptably high, starvation deaths per year have been declining for the past 60 or 70 years. Better publicity, grain market integration, and work by aid agencies have decreased human deaths during each food crisis since the late 1950's. Myth 2: Congress says farm subsidies insure a food supply for the US and for the World. Fact 2: US farm subsidies have exacerbated the balloon in world food prices. In fact, economists have found that abolishing domestic subsidies would actually lower world prices for these crops. Myth 3: Farm subsidies are necessary to bolster farmers' incomes in order to alleviate poverty in the United States. Fact 3: That rationale made some sense in the 1930s but it doesn't today. Despite the fact that farm households are doing as well or better than other households, farm households are still targeted for billions of dollars in government payments. For additional information, see de Rugy' s ...
Caught Out... The way forward for fishery subsidies This short UNEP documentary draws the attention of the viewer to the causes of overfishing, the role of fisheries subsidies and approaches to fisheries reform. It underlines the importance of fisheries subsidies reform and in this context refers to the valuable role that new WTO rules on fisheries subsidies could play. The film also points out the need for special and differential treatment for developing countries in order to ensure that new rules would not represent a hindrance to the sustainable development of their fisheries and describes the vital role of sustainability criteria for subsidies that would be exempt from a prohibition.
Weekly Address: Ending Taxpayer Subsidies for Oil Companies At a time of high gas prices and massive oil industry profits, the President renews his call to end the $4 billion-per-year subsidies for oil and gas companies and invest in clean energy.
Oil Subsidies Flip-Flop By Boehner House Speaker John Boehner has flip-flopped within days of claiming he was in favor of ending oil subsidies. Michael Shure breaks it down. Subscribe: bit.ly TYT Mobile: bit.ly On Facebook: On Twitter: FREE Movies(!): Read Ana's blog and subscribe at: Read Cenk's Blog:
Neil Young w/Willie Nelson Farmer's Song Farm Aid 1993. Check out the 1987 Farm Aid performance of Farmer's Song and see how it's changed.
David Cay Johnston - Are Government Subsidies Unfair? Complete Video at: fora.tv Author David Cay Johnston discusses the history of government subsidies for companies and corporations in the United States. ----- Since 1995 when David Cay Johnston turned his investigative reporting skills to explore the murky waters of tax law, Some tax policy officials now consider him, as one tax law professor put it, "the de facto chief tax enforcement officer of the United States." Johnston will detail how a strong and growing economy lends itself to job uncertainty, debt, bankruptcy, and economic fear for a vast number of Americans. As tax season draws to a close, come find out who is getting a free lunch and who is picking up the bill - The Commonwealth Club of California David Cay Johnston was an investigative journalist for The New York Times now focusing on the subject of taxation. He accepted a buyout offer from the Times in April 2008 and is now an independent reporter. He most recently published Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense and Stick You With The Bill, about hidden subsidies, rigged markets, and corporate socialism. It follows Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich - and Cheat Everybody Else, a New York Times bestseller. Johnston received the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting "for his penetrating and enterprising reporting that exposed loopholes and inequities in the US tax code, which was instrumental in bringing about reforms ...
Arts council funding - Yes, Prime Minister - BBC comedy Humphrey's subtle politics come into play when he has lunch with the head of the National Theatre. Free clip from the BBC political comedy Yes, Prime Minister.
David Cay Johnston - A History of Government Subsidies Complete Video at: fora.tv Author David Cay Johnston discusses the history of government subsidies for companies and corporations in the United States. ----- Since 1995 when David Cay Johnston turned his investigative reporting skills to explore the murky waters of tax law, Some tax policy officials now consider him, as one tax law professor put it, "the de facto chief tax enforcement officer of the United States." Johnston will detail how a strong and growing economy lends itself to job uncertainty, debt, bankruptcy, and economic fear for a vast number of Americans. As tax season draws to a close, come find out who is getting a free lunch and who is picking up the bill - The Commonwealth Club of California David Cay Johnston was an investigative journalist for The New York Times now focusing on the subject of taxation. He accepted a buyout offer from the Times in April 2008 and is now an independent reporter. He most recently published Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense and Stick You With The Bill, about hidden subsidies, rigged markets, and corporate socialism. It follows Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our Tax System to Benefit the Super Rich - and Cheat Everybody Else, a New York Times bestseller. Johnston received the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting "for his penetrating and enterprising reporting that exposed loopholes and inequities in the US tax code, which was instrumental in bringing about reforms ...
2 Dem Senators Cave On Oil Subsidies Senators Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Mark Begich (D-AL) are defending subsidies for big oil companies. Cenk Uygur explains why. Subscribe: bit.ly TYT Mobile: bit.ly On Facebook: On Twitter: FREE Movies(!): Read Ana's blog and subscribe at: Read Cenk's Blog:
John Stossel - Alternative Energy Subsidies John Stossel and T. Boone Pickens discuss what is really behind alternative energy subsidies.
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Egypt food subsidies face criticism - 31 Oct 09 News Middle East Egypt food subsidies face criticism For 50 years, Egypt's government has subsidised basic food items for the poor. Today, 65 million Egyptians benefit from the subsidies. But there is growing criticism that the government is not doing enough to guarantee that the cheap food rations are distributed to those who really need them. Critics say even some rich people can buy subsidised food and that some of it is sold on the black market. Al Jazeera's Amr El-Kahky reports from Egypt.
The Problem with Subsidies Meet Ibrahima Coulibaly from Mali and James Macha from the US Both are cotton farmers, but with vastly different experiences. The American farming subsidies that support James have a negative impact on farmers like Ibrahima, who are trying to climb out of poverty. The result is communities in poor countries face conditions that make them more vulnerable to crime, conflict, or even terrorism. How can rich and poor countries work together so that there is a level playing field?
Rep's Absurd Defense Of Oil Subsidies Rep. Landry (R-LA) tries to defend oil subsidies. Cenk Uygur breaks it down. Subscribe: bit.ly TYT Mobile: bit.ly On Facebook: On Twitter: FREE Movies(!): Read Ana's blog and subscribe at: Read Cenk's Blog:
Subsidies for Biofuels Christopher Dodd, Barack Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton describe how they would address subsidies, conservation, and biofuels. ---Iowa Public Television broadcast "The Des Moines Register Presidential Debates" live from the Iowa Public Television Maytag Auditorium in Johnston, Iowa on December 13, 2007. This forum, featured six of the Democrat candidates for President: Delaware Sen. Joe Biden; New York Sen. Hillary Clinton; Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd; former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards; Illinois Sen. Barack Obama; New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. For more information, visit "The Des Moines Register Presidential Debates" on Iowa Public Television.
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Kerosene and gas subsidy to remove by March 2012 The central government has decide to remove subsidies of gas and kerosene. Farmers and people who are below poverty line are to get two litres of kerosene under subsidy. www.istream.in
The Doubleheader: Oil Subsidies, Town Halls, Drafts and Playoffs Read more: On this week's Doubleheader with Mark Shields and David Brooks, the duo discuss oil subsidies, budget plans, NFL drafts and NBA playoffs with Hari Sreenivasan.
Should Big Oil Get Tax Subsidies? w/ Huffington Post's Dan Froomkin Will President Obama and the Democrats fight hard to end subsidies for Big Oil? Ben Mankiewicz and Dan Froomkin (The Huffington Post) discuss.
Republicans Defend Oil Subsidies MSNBC host Cenk Uygur speaks with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) about Republicans in Congress defending government subsidies of highly profitable oil companies.
Sallie James Attacks Ag Subsidies on CNBC Cato Institute Trade Policy ***yst Sallie James discusses farm subsidies on CNBC. See also: "Post-Election Outlook: Agriculture Edition" (bit.ly and "Food Fight" (bit.ly If you like this video, don't forget to rate it and share it!
Wisconsin (R) State Senators Get Subsidies! Cenk explains how some Republican State Senators in Wisconsin take taxpayer money in the form of subsidies for their farms. Since they're asking public employees (teachers, etc.) to 'sacrifice' will they give up these subsidies? On Facebook: On Twitter: TYT Mobile: bit.ly Subscribe: bit.ly Read Ana's blog and subscribe at: Read Cenk's Blog:
Palin Says Oil Subsidies Are Nothing
NAFTA + US Farm Subsidies Devastates Mexican Agriculture Why Do Mexican Workers Head North Pt2 - Tim Wise: US corn exported to Mexico at 19% below cost of production
Rep. Ryan Against Subsidies...Maybe Republican Congressman Paul Ryan received a favorable reaction from conservative constituents at a town hall where he claimed he was in favor of cutting oil subsidies. Does his rhetoric match his budget plan? Michael Shure breaks it down. Subscribe: bit.ly TYT Mobile: bit.ly On Facebook: On Twitter: FREE Movies(!): Read Ana's blog and subscribe at: Read Cenk's Blog: